David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
New York Times - The best mind of his generation
Free Library Blog - DFW podcast from a reading in June 2004. I don't recall listening to this one. DFW reads a bit from The Soul is Not a Smithy and Incarnations of Burned Children.
Don't forget to check up on the McSweeney's memories.
Matt Hale (who maintains all the updates on the Uncollected DFW page) has transcribed (pdf) one of my favourite DFW reading appearances. Directly from the page:
"Three Fragments from a Longer Thing". Lannan Readings & Conversations; Dec. 6, 2000. [NOTES: In December of 2000, DFW read three pieces he referred to as 'fragments' and which he said were from a longer thing. Listen to the reading here
What Matt may not know is that ever since he took over maintaining the Uncollected DFW page it has become the most commonly viewed page on the whole fantods site.
(Matt, thanks for keeping this important part of the site up to date.)
Jan Harris has kindly offered the draft of a paper delivered at the 'Addiction
and Consumption' Conference, University of Lancaster, May 2002. It is well worth the read.
Addiction and the Societies of Control: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
Many months ago I also forgot to post Andrew Steven Delfino's Becoming
A message from Jenny for NYC residents:
Infinite Jest Book Club (NYC)
Residents of New York City are welcome to join a book
club very narrow in scope. We will be reading Infinite Jest-
meeting perhaps monthly or bi-weekly to discuss the book.
First-time and recidivist readers alike are welcome. Please
email Jenny at militant.grammarians.of.buffalo [at] gmail.com
for more information. Thank you.
Links for the past few days:
SF Gate - Jon Carroll
The Independent - Week in books
MVN - Tennis Diary
LA Times - Blogs
Popwatch - Reflecting on the late author
Telegraph.co.uk - Endpaper
Guardian.co.uk - Fiction
Guardian.co.uk - Books
Wall Street Journal - Wallace's Too-Bright Fire
LA Times - Straight Talk Expressed
New York Observer - Leyner Remembers
New York Observer - Gerry Howard on DFW
Tennis.com - Reprint
a la sophia - DFW's literary interpretation class syllabus
Belief.net - DFW on the meaning of life
Ryan from The Know(e): dfw has released the fourth of the The Amherst
You can download DFW's Philosophy Thesis
from The Know(e): dfw.
Not easy going. I skimmed, but an interesting perspective of his work
all the same. Two more Amherst documents to go.
I needed a break from updating, and some time to read. I have a whole
heap of links to add later today, and a couple of other treats. See you then.
Big thanks for all of the emails.They have kept me going the last few days.
If you find a good link (or have one of your own) let me know.
|The Broom of the System|
|Girl with Curious Hair|
|Supposedly Fun Thing|
|Everything and More|
|Consider the Lobster|
|This is Water|
|The Pale King|
|Both Flesh and Not|
|New to DFW?|
|Interviews and Audio|
|The B.I. Project|